You are pure genius, Ms. Sarah Brown.
"Spelling bee person," I love that...
In fifth grade, I publicly cried after getting last place in the school spelling bee. I was nervous and forgot the "t" in "stable" during the easy warm-up round. I tried to correct myself but the rules for the annual St. Columbkille bee did not allow one to correct oneself.
I was a 2nd place spelling bee person, 3rd grade. It was a hard loss. The winner got to choose between an ice cream sundae and a puzzle. I had already planned on taking the puzzle. I could've taken that first placer, too- it was just how was I to know what to do with the i and the e in handkerchief?
Second place in 3rd grade too. I spelled 'debt' as D-E-D-T, pausing for a long time on the second D. It just didn't feel right, but it made total sense! Oh the shame.
"Dakota" - love it.
remind me to show you the email I got from Emma's teacher about something similar when she was in the 2nd grade... I still feel the need to frame it in all its glory but she refuses to allow it ... just wait till she's a teenager.
Wow. Also second place, also third grade. I would have been first and that is no jive, but Ms. McGillvray said "fruit", and then she looked up over her glasses and saw it was me. Then she said "no no, let's give you something to worry about". Then she gave me "abbreviate".
Posting about referrer logs just never gets old.
Every time you say "Dakota" I laugh and laugh.
I'm easy that way.
The first commenter wrote exactly what I was thinking:
You are pure genius, Miss Brown.
Pure, unadulterated, solid fucking gold genius.
(I won two spelling bees, you know. Shhh...)
If I was a genius, I would've won a spelling bee back in my day.
I love that it might be someone searching for themselves in 3rd person. Like, "I uh, have this uh, friend who lost the spelling bee and uh.."